The PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio (Fund) is based on the NASDAQ US Dividend AchieversTM 50 Index (Index). The Fund will normally invest at least 90% of its total assets in dividend paying common stocks that comprise the Index. The Index is comprised of 50 stocks selected principally on the basis of dividend yield and consistent growth in dividends. The Fund and the Index are reconstituted annually in March and rebalanced quarterly in March, June, September and December.
Effective February 25, 2013, the name of the Index changed from Mergent Dividend Achievers 50 Index to NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers 50 Index. Effective Nov. 1, 2013, the methodology of the NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers 50 Index changed, including eligibility criteria, evaluation and rebalancing dates. Please see the Fund’s prospectus supplement for more information.
as of 12/31/2013 12/31/2013
|1 Year||3 Year||5 Year||10 Year||Fund Inception|
|Index History (%)|
|NASDAQ US Dividend Achievers 50 Index||31.06||15.34||14.12||N/A||2.24|
|Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index||29.06||17.16||16.16||7.33||6.53|
|S&P 500 Value Index||31.99||15.62||16.61||7.05||6.39|
|S&P 500 Index||32.39||16.18||17.94||7.41||7.21|
|Fund History (%)|
|After Tax Held||28.38||13.65||12.62||N/A||1.08|
|After Tax Sold||17.09||11.34||10.73||N/A||1.45|
|Fund Market Price||30.54||14.67||13.57||N/A||1.82|
Market returns are based on the midpoint of the bid/ask spread at 4 p.m. ET and do not represent the returns an investor would receive if shares were traded at other times. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results. Investment returns and principal value will fluctuate, and shares, when redeemed, may be worth more or less than their original cost. Current performance may be higher or lower than performance data quoted. After-tax returns reflect the highest federal income tax rate but exclude state and local taxes. Fund performance reflects fee waivers, absent which, performance data quoted would have been lower. After Tax Held and After Tax Sold are based on NAV.
Growth of $10,000
Data beginning Fund inception and ending 12/31/2013.
An investor cannot invest directly in an index. The results assume that no cash was added to or assets withdrawn from the Index. Index returns do not represent Fund returns. The Index does not charge management fees or brokerage expenses, nor does the Index lend securities, and no revenues from securities lending were added to the performance shown.
Market Cap & Style Allocations
as of 03/06/2014 Top Holdings | View All
Fund Holdings subject to change
|Ticker||Company||% of Fund|
|VGR||Vector Group Ltd||4.91|
|MO||Altria Group Inc||2.79|
|MCY||Mercury General Corp||2.78|
|PBI||Pitney Bowes Inc||2.64|
|PBCT||People's United Financial Inc||2.37|
|LEG||Leggett & Platt Inc||2.37|
Distributions | View All | Distribution Information
|Ex-Date||Record Date||Pay Date||$/
|Ordinary Income||Short Term Gains||Long Term Gains||Return of Capital|
Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid either quarterly or monthly, depending on the Fund. For Funds on a quarterly dividend payment cycle, the dividend ex-date is generally the third Friday of each March, June, September and December, payable the last business day of the month. For Funds on a monthly dividend payment cycle, the dividend ex-date is generally the 15th of each month, payable the last business day of the month.
The fund distributes its net realized capital gains, if any, to shareholders annually. Prior to paying a distribution of net investment income, the fund has the ability to invest cash generated from investment income into additional securities or money market instruments.
Distributions in cash may be reinvested automatically in additional whole shares of the fund only if the broker through whom you purchased shares makes such option available. Shareholders of the fund may contact their broker to determine the availability and costs of the service and the details of participation. Brokers may require shareholders to adhere to specific procedures and timetables. If this service is available and used, dividend distributions of both income and realized gains will be automatically reinvested in additional whole shares of the fund purchased in the secondary market.Taxes on Distributions
In general, your distributions are subject to federal income tax when they are paid, whether you take them in cash or reinvest them in the Fund. Dividends paid out of the Fund’s income and net short-term gains, if any, are taxable as ordinary income. Distributions of net long-term capital gains, if any, in excess of net short-term capital losses are taxable as long-term capital gains, regardless of how long you have held the Shares. Dividends from net investment income, if any, are declared and paid quarterly. The Fund may also pay a special distribution at the end of the calendar year to comply with federal tax requirements.
Under the provisions of the Jobs and Growth Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of 2003 (the “2003 Tax Act”), long-term capital gains tax rates have generally been reduced for individuals to a maximum of 15% for taxable years beginning before January 1, 2009. In addition, some ordinary dividends declared and paid by the Fund to individual shareholders may qualify for taxation at the lower reduced tax rates applicable to long-term capital gains, provided that holding period and other requirements are met by the Fund and the shareholder.
Distributions in excess of the Fund’s current and accumulated earnings and profits are treated as a tax-free return of capital to the extent of your basis in the Shares, and as capital gain thereafter. A distribution will reduce the Fund’s net asset value per Share and may be taxable to you as ordinary income or capital gain even though, from an investment standpoint, the distribution may constitute a return of capital.
By law, the Fund must withhold a percentage of your distributions and proceeds if you have not provided a taxpayer identification number or social security number. The backup withholding rate is currently 28%.
Frequency Distribution of Discounts & Premiums
|Bid/Ask MidPoint Above NAV||Bid/Ask Midpoint Below NAV|
|Year Ended 2013||252||0||0||0||1||0||0|
Fund Inception: 12/09/2004Shareholders may pay more than net asset value when they buy Fund shares and receive less than net asset value when they sell those shares, because shares are bought and sold at current market prices. Performance data quoted represents past performance, which is not a guarantee of future results.
Risk & Other Information
Typically, security classifications used in calculating allocation tables are as of the last trading day of the previous month.
There are risks involved with investing in ETFs, including possible loss of money. Shares are not actively managed and are subject to risks similar to those of stocks, including those regarding short selling and margin maintenance requirements. Ordinary brokerage commissions apply. The Fund’s return may not match the return of the Underlying Index.
Securities that pay high dividends as a group can fall out of favor with the market, causing such companies to underperform companies that do not pay high dividends.
Investments focused in a particular industry are subject to greater risk, and are more greatly impacted by market volatility, than more diversified investments.
Investing in securities of small and medium-sized companies may involve greater risk than is customarily associated with investing in large companies.
Securities lending involves a risk of loss because the borrower may fail to return the securities in a timely manner or at all. If a Fund is not able to recover the securities loaned, it may sell the collateral and purchase a replacement security in the market. Lending securities entails a risk of loss to the Funds if and to the extent that the market value of the loaned securities increases and the collateral is not increased accordingly.
The Dow Jones U.S. Select Dividend Index measures 100 leading U.S. dividend-paying companies. The S&P 500® Value Index and the S&P 500® Index are unmanaged indexes considered representative of U.S. value stocks and the U.S. stock market, respectively.
The Global Industry Classification Standard was developed by and is the exclusive property and a service mark of MSCI, Inc. and Standard & Poor's.
The NASDAQ Dividend Achievers 50 Index is a trademark of NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. and is licensed for use by Invesco PowerShares Capital Management LLC in connection with the PowerShares High Yield Equity Dividend Achievers Portfolio. The Fund is not sponsored or endorsed by NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc., and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. makes no warranty or representation as to the accuracy and/or completeness of the Index or results to be obtained by any person from use of the Index or the trading of the Product.
Beta is a measure of risk representing how a security is expected to respond to general market movements. Smart Beta represents an alternative and selection index based methodology that seeks to outperform a benchmark or reduce portfolio risk, or both. Smart beta funds may underperform cap-weighted benchmarks and increase portfolio risk.